Innovation keeps Daytona broadcast on cutting edge of sports programming

(QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Millions of people around the world will watch the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Last year, NASCAR executives signed an agreement that allows telecasts to be available in more than 200 countries and in 25 different languages.

FOX Sports is the official network partner of the Daytona 500. FOX not only broadcasts the race on Sunday, but also has over 40 hours of live programming this week, split between FOX, FS1 and FS2. Each practice and qualifying session from each series will be broadcast live.

Coverage time is added up. In addition to the Cup Series, races are also scheduled for the ARCA Racing Series, Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series.

You will hear Adam Alexander during each broadcast of the FOX Xfinity Series. In Dayton, he sits high above the front body in a TV booth. You hear Adam more than you see him, but he doesn’t just look out the window calling for action.

Adam is in constant contact with the producer, and next to him two analysts cause a race.

“I like to turn to the people I work with to join them and let them know it’s your turn, or make sure they know it’s your tip,” Alexander said.

Every year FOX Sports raises the bar with new innovations. Over the last 5 years FOX has improved the use of radio communication with racers participating in races.

“Now we are concerned about analysts and drivers themselves under caution and the like. NASCAR rarely, if you can not only interview one of the competitors, but also do it in the midst of battle, “- said Alexander.

Radio communication means that the interview with the winning driver can take place a few seconds after crossing the finish line, but in Dayton a lot can happen before the checkered flag.

Excitement from the World Racing Center continues to affect a veteran like Alexander.

“I really need to work on hardening my enthusiasm because I’m naturally an energetic guy and I just like what I do. Sometimes you have to recruit him to keep the right balance, ”Alyaksandr said.

A typical racing week for Adam Alexander begins on Monday when he browses notes from the previous race. Tuesday and Wednesday are scheduled to meet with the production team as well as the racing teams (via Zoom) before the day of the trip to the track on Thursday.

The facts about the broadcast of NASCAR on FOX for the 2022 Daytona 500

  • Several drones, including FPV, a high-speed drone manned by Beverly Hills Aerials
  • 80-foot Strada faucet
  • New car cameras in new positions with the next generation car, including the front “Bumper Cam” on the valence (on all racetracks in 2022) and “Spoiler Cam” on the rear spoiler
  • Visor Cam rides with Daniel Suarez
  • Wide selection of high speed cameras
  • The new FOX NASCAR graphics package that debuted on Clash
  • Integrate with WHOOP to graphically represent biometric data from selected drivers
  • First-person view of “pointers” that identify cars / teams in front and behind other drivers
  • 11 cars with cameras for the Daytona 500
  • 4 cameras per car (44 cameras in total)

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